New Online Resource Features Insights from NW Leaders on Integrated Design
To help round out your integrated design toolbox, NEEA’s BetterBricks – in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory – developed a new interactive resource: http://designsynthesis.betterbricks.com. This video-driven website describes the four major elements of integrated design, articulates important differences between the design process and the project schedule and provides tips about assembling the right project team. Hear from leading practitioners from Mahlum Architects, PAE Consulting Engineers, SRG Partnership and SOLARC Architecture and Engineering on their experiences and success with the integrated design process.
Most architects and engineers talk about integrated design, but achieving it requires a higher level of collaboration and a more iterative process than typically gets employed. While early collaboration is important, the nuts and bolts of integrated design are the strategies used – such as the integration of systems within a building to utilize climate resources and reduce overall energy use. This new integrated design resource provides a road map to tackling these important issues in your next project.
Looking for some design inspiration? You’ll find it here, supported by practical tips, case study examples, links to additional tools resources, and prominent video interviews with experienced Pacific Northwest designers.
Check it out : http://designsynthesis.betterbricks.com